How could individual allowance from NS for survivors and next of kin can be considered and implemented.
The Committee presented its advice to NS on 26 June 2019. NS is adopting the advice.
The aim is for the Compensation Regulations to be published by 1 August.
- 1 Establishment
- 2 Foundation
- 3 Advisory process
- 4 Decision
- 5 Procedure
Agreement on the Establishment of the Committee
During the Second World War, the Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen or NS as it is commonly referred to), operated trains on behalf of the occupying forces. This is a dark chapter in the history of NS. Towards the end of November 2018, Holocaust survivor Salo Muller and NS CEO Roger van Boxtel jointly decided to set up a committee to examine how individual compensation could be provided for survivors and next of kin of those who were transported by NS to be taken to concentration or extermination camps.
Establishment of the foundation
The Committee on Individual Compensation for Victims of WWII Transport by NS was appointed in January 2019. The Committee is independent and focuses on how individual compensation could be provided for survivors and their next of kin. It is also responsible for the actual implementation of the scheme.
The Committee presented its advice to NS on 26 June 2019.Advice
NS is adopting the Committee's advice. The aim is for the Compensation Regulations to be published by 1 August 2019. All the information needed for an application will be made available on this website at that time.
Once NS has reached a decision about the scheme, all the information regarding the application procedure can be found on this website.